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meanings of nitrous


  1. Having a sharp odor like ammonia or nitric acid.
  2. Of, relating to, or derived from nitrogen, especially in which the valence of the nitrogen is lower than that of a corresponding nitric species.
  3. Of, or relating to nitrous acid or its derivatives.


  1. Nitrous oxide.
  2. The system in some racing vehicles which pumps nitrous oxide into the engine to improve performance.

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